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Mormon feminists rally behind ousted leader
Aug. 13, 2014
The church’s recent excommunication of a prominent feminist has left some women reeling. But they’re also seeing signs of more visibility for women in the church.
'Sacred spaces' give tech workers a break
Jul. 24, 2014
Airports and hospitals have long had prayer rooms. Now some of Chicago’s busiest tech firms are adding places for quiet reflection.
A big tent revival, minus the preacher
Jul. 16, 2014
Agnostics, atheists and humanists across the Chicago region are looking for a sense of community and a way to give to charity in a church-like setting, but without God.
A Big Queer Latina Wedding
Jun. 3, 2014
Monday was the first day for many same-sex couples to get marriage licenses in Illinois. For a Latina lesbian couple facing terminal illness, the long-awaited marriage is a celebration of life itself.
Chicago's Polish Catholics express renewed pride after canonizations
Apr. 28, 2014
Thousands of Poles flocked to masses, overnight vigils and marches to celebrate two new pope saints. Polish and Vatican flags are waving all over the city.
Fish fry dinners bring food, community to Catholics during Lent
Apr. 15, 2014
Churches across Chicago and the nation are carrying on a time-honored way to skip the meat during Lent. It’s the Friday fish fry, and it’s growing in popularity here again.
New exhibit takes unique look at death, food and remembrance
Apr. 7, 2014
When someone passes away today, it’s pretty common for friends and family to reminisce about them over food and drink. It turns out, in some ancient cultures, that use of food went a bit further.
Chicago-area nuns reflect on Pope's first year
Mar. 13, 2014
Local sisters mostly remain optimistic, citing several of Pope Francis’ achievements, but they don’t see much action yet on women’s issues.
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